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Battle for world domination with every roll of the dice in Risk!

Based on the classic board game of strategic conquest from Hasbro, Risk comes to life online where the object of the game is simple: Global Domination! Establish your military objectives, take command of your army and begin your campaign to rule the world. Risk is a turn based game with each player starting with their own controllable army in an attempt to capture territories from opposing players and control the entire map.


Acquire
The game of Risk starts with players taking turns selecting, or acquiring, a territory until all territories have been claimed. Once all territories have been claimed, the Deployment Phase begins.

Deploy
In the deployment phase, players place their remaining units on territories they occupy. Deployment is done one army per turn and ends when the last player has placed his last army.

Attack
Take turns with other players as you receive reinforcements, attack and ultimately capture your opponents' territories.

Fortify
Don't forget to strengthen your defenses and fortify your territories! Doing so will help you take control of the entire map.

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RISK is a strategic board game for 3-5 players. It is played on a map of the Earth, divided into 42 territories on 6 continents. Each player starts with and controls their own army and attempt to capture territories from opposing players. The object of the game is simple: Global Domination!


At the start of each game you will choose your color then acquire and deploy your armies. Next, you will take turns with the other players as you receive reinforcements, attack, and fortify your defenses. Capturing one or more territories will earn you a territory card. When you collect three identical or three different territory cards you may cash them in for bonus armies. Capturing and controlling territories and continents also award bonus armies each turn.

Capturing territories comes during your Attack Phase, where you eliminate occupying opponent armies through a series of simulated dice rolls. The odds of victory are typically obvious (the army with the most units will usually win), but luck of the dice can reduce a sure victory into a shocking defeat. The element of "risk" is ever present!

Your game ends when you have control of the entire map (the default global domination rules), control 24 territories (an optional rule), you run out of turns and victor is declared (based on a combination of armies, territories, and territory cards), or you are eliminated. Good luck and have fun!

Complete Game Guide

If you'd like to learn more about how to play this game, please read the Complete Game Guide.

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Here are some additional pointers designed to help you become a more advanced Risk player.

If you prefer a single player game, click on the "Play against Robots" link on the Risk game home page. You will find the artificial intelligence to be a worthy opponent!

Risk plays in a super-sized 1000 x 600 game window. If you find the game window extends beyond the edge of your monitor, close the application and reset your screen resolution to at least 1024 x 768.

If you would like to begin your attack with less than the full attack dice (which then forces you to move fewer armies into the captured territory), RIGHT-click on the target opponent territory and you will be given the choice of attack dice (up to 3 if you have enough armies).

RISK cards become increasingly important as the game progresses, as each time the cards are turned in the number of bonus armies increases.

When customizing your game know the audience. Most players will be turned off with manual dice rolls or may not like the automatic set-up option. Gather your hard core RISK friends and play a long, manual dice rolling, no time limit game, or grab a few strangers for an ultra-fast game with all the speediest settings chosen!

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RISK Forum: Latest Posts

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Risk • Re: RISK

By Mod_Kyra » June 25th, 2018, 1:37 am

Problematic ads need to be reported to Pogo via the Help link.

Forums are member helping member so we cannot address this issue.

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Risk • RISK

By CommandHerNchf » June 24th, 2018, 7:13 pm

Ads are running so long that the Computer "kicks" in and replace me, places armies (usually ridiculously) and/or attacks randomly which throws games.

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Risk • Re: Risk Strategy Question

By Fixttheodds » June 19th, 2018, 3:59 pm

I would also add make sure you have "more" than enough troops when you are attacking a bot or going for cards! The game is skewed in these areas just note how many times you are one army short of getting someones cards or don't have quite enough armies to beat a bot! Good luck and may the dice be with you!

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Risk • Re: Risk Strategy Question

By jusplay4fun8 » June 11th, 2018, 9:47 pm

1) You do not want to attack too much too soon, especially in the first few rounds.

2) I try to take one territory each round ONLY and get the card. If you do not take one territory early (rounds 1-4), it is not a game breaker; you can recover from that as others will likely have a bad run of luck and/or dice, too.

3) Not taking a card in the first few rounds may be to your advantage as you will cash in when required and earn larger bonuses (Sets) in the progressive or escalating settings (vs. flat rate or each set = 8 more).

4) I agree that usually Australia is the best continent bonus to get in the game; try to get it early, if possible. South America is #2 and Africa is #3 for best bonuses early.

Let me know if this helps.

JP4Fun

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Risk • Re: beautyrest ad has no skip to sontent

By Mod_Kyra » June 10th, 2018, 8:25 pm

Mod_Jada wrote:Problematic ads need to be reported to Pogo via the Help link located at the bottom of the page under the POGO column.

We are fellow members here in Forums and we cannot fix ad issues.

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Risk • Re: nexplanon ad has no skip to sontent

By Jackhammer73 » June 10th, 2018, 4:49 pm

The ad ends and it fails to return to the game. veryannoting

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Risk • Re: Risk Strategy Question

By Badtemperwhen » June 7th, 2018, 9:19 pm

You are correct on the second turn i attacked 6 armies with my 20 and only had 3 left at the outcome!

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Risk • Re: beautyrest ad has no skip to sontent

By Mod_Jada » May 24th, 2018, 10:32 pm

Problematic ads need to be reported to Pogo via the Help link located at the bottom of the page under the POGO column.

We are fellow members here in Forums and we cannot fix ad issues.

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Risk • beautyrest ad has no skip to sontent

By jerome6328 » May 24th, 2018, 10:21 pm

The beautyrest ad will not quit so you can play the risk game.
It just stays on the screen after the ad is done playing.

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Risk • Re: Risk Strategy Question

By TheStarstud » May 19th, 2018, 1:55 am

In my experience Rick CLEARLY is biased against offense early in the game. It is a winning strategy to build up forces after gaining a continent Australia being the BEST one to own first) while ALWAYS making sure you win a card every turn. \Play like this and you will on average win far more games than you lose!

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Risk • Re: Risk Strategy Question

By llbigwave » April 27th, 2018, 8:38 pm

Badtemperwhen wrote:Does it seem like Risk is front end loaded with losing rolls when you attack? I was wondering if anyone thnks it is better to lay low and not attack until the middle or end of the game?
No.

Most likely, you've experienced a run of bad luck on the first few attacks of your first few games, and have mistakenly assumed that it is somehow part of the game. As you gain more experience, you will see abnormally lucky rolls at the beginning of the game just as frequently as the abnormally unlucky rolls.

Lying low and not attacking early in the game is extremely dangerous, because if you're not accumulating cards and your opponents are, they will be able to reinforce much sooner and much more than you will.

Good luck!

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Risk • Risk Strategy Question

By Badtemperwhen » April 25th, 2018, 12:24 pm

Does it seem like Risk is front end loaded with losing rolls when you attack? I was wondering if anyone thnks it is better to lay low and not attack until the middle or end of the game?

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Risk • Re: people jumping from one player to robot in risk games

By CAGal1950 » March 28th, 2018, 10:37 pm

Pogo will never do that. The game has been around for ages and most people have learned to change their game settings. As a new member, you might want to try it. Save you a lot of grief.

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Risk • Re: people jumping from one player to robot in risk games

By Fixttheodds » March 28th, 2018, 9:00 pm

The issue is because it is allowed, some players consider it part of the game. I has seen certain players hop to all empty seats in succession and there answer was "The game allows it, so I am not cheating". Until POGO shuts off the ability upfront upon the game loading there is no way to stop it. I would think it would be as easy as turning off the feature, if players want to jump seats they can go into the chat rooms and turn it on. This is my 2 cents for what it is worth.

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Risk • Re: people jumping from one player to robot in risk games

By Mod_Jada » March 28th, 2018, 9:03 am

Lyauteytom wrote:Would it be possible to foward some screenschots to Pogo or EA with the players who are doing this?
Screenshots can be altered, which means they will not be accepted as proof.
You must use the in game "Report Abuse" option if you think a player is violating the Terms of Service.
Click on the player's screen name in the Who's Here list and select "Report Abuse."

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